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Stay of imposition for NY Mills man
Perham School Board supports resolution for fully funding special education
Fire in Ottertail: Periwinkle destroyed, liquor store saved
March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month
Otter Tail County authorities investigating death of man found unconscious on lake
Second half surge lifts DGF over Perham
Familiar foe awaits Perham at Class AA Championships
Pelican Rapids holds off Perham in conference clash
Yellowjackets post best score of the season at championships
Old Scandinavian pastime of kicksledding makes a return at Minn. preserve
Donald J. Sweere
Donald J. Sweere
Dennis William Stanford
Mary Joanne Lischke
Joshua Matthew Karsnia
Supporting Denny McNamara
Carignan makes dean's list at Normandale Community College
Elsa Jean Halonen
Cold weather: The job must go on
Good timing helps couple land chiropractic clinic in Perham
All Creatures Vet Clinic offering boarding and grooming in Otter Tail
Halvorson of Perham Health certified in MHA trustee certification program
Forrest Briard farm Minnesota earns water quality certification
On a wing and a prayer: Help sought in caring for Angel of Hope park in Perham
Owen Rastedt benefit planned Feb. 24
Area students make dean's list at Concordia College
Molly West will replace Alexandra Koes as Miss Heart of the Lakes 2018
Maplewood State Park offers candlelight ski event Feb. 24
Editorial: HUB project in Perham is example of forward thinking
One in four students using tobacco products
Column: Do things differently when growing old
Ask A Trooper: What goes into a inclement weather car kit?
Ask A Trooper: Why are the uniforms maroon?
Art For Lunch program debuts Feb. 1
Entertainment briefs - Jan. 25 edition
FAT Saturday featuring Dueling Pianos
Great American Think-Off question fleshes out life's biggest lessons
Perham area calendar
'It's just a feeling you can't explain'
Thankful for family
Community cooking: Making pizzas the old-fashioned way
'Last hope': After 16 years of serious health struggles, a new mix of antibiotics could be the answer for Lois Porath
A ‘good guy’ is gone: Rodney Hanson remembered for his kindness, love of local history and many community involvements
December 4, 2014
$1 billion Minnesota state budget surplus predicted
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota legislators and governor will have a bit more to spend in the next two years. State officials announced this morning that better-than-expected revenues are expected to give the state budget $1 billion more than previous predictions. Revenues are expected...
December 4, 2014 - 11:23am
October 17, 2014
School property tax impact explained
An increase in school district property taxes of almost 32 percent was given preliminary approval at the September Perham-Dent School Board meeting...
October 17, 2014 - 11:07am
September 12, 2014
Perham raises levy 2 percent
Perham’s property taxes will be going up next year. On Monday, the city council approved a preliminary levy increase of 2 percent. The city will collect about $23,000 more in local taxes in 2015 than in 2014, with a total levy of $1,165,167 (up from $1,142,273). Local property...
September 12, 2014 - 10:48am
December 19, 2013
No levy increase for New York Mills
The New York Mills City council voted to maintain a flat levy rate of $389,000 for 2014 at the December council meeting. The levy was last raised in 2012. “We thought we could maybe lower it, but we had some surprises in the insurance expenses that are coming in, both from...
December 19, 2013 - 2:06pm
November 14, 2013
Statewide, local property taxes may be headed up
A preliminary report shows local governments plan to increase property taxes next year. Tuesday’s Minnesota Revenue Department report indicates cities expect to raise taxes 2.1 percent, counties 1.5 percent, townships 2.1 percent, schools 2.6 percent and other taxing districts...
November 14, 2013 - 4:25pm
August 29, 2013
Letter to the Editor: Tax increase on farmers
The agenda for a one-day special legislative session Sept. 9 is in place. It includes our top priority – providing funding for storm recovery – but lacks important cancellations of tax increases. Storms ripped through Minnesota last June and damaged infrastructure in at...
August 29, 2013 - 10:10am
August 9, 2013
Where our city tax dollars go
Ever wonder what your city tax dollars pay for, exactly? A report released by Perham City Manager Kelcey Klemm at a meeting last week breaks it down. The report shows that a typical homeowner in Perham (the owner of a home with a taxable value of $120,000), paid $521.31 in city...
August 9, 2013 - 1:06pm
July 18, 2013
Letter to the Editor: Tax hikes don’t just impact the rich
Minnesotans were aware democrats raised state taxes and fees by around $2.5 billion this year, but it took until July 1 enactment for many to gather just how far the impacts will reach. The now-majority democrats said they wanted to “tax the rich” and make top earners pay their...
July 18, 2013 - 3:45pm
Letter to the Editor: Increased taxes the doing of the DFL
An article recently caught my attention in the Fergus Falls Daily Journal. It was titled, “State leaders say one thing and do the opposite.” I would always pay attention to these articles, as I pride myself with serving my constituents with honesty and respect. The columnist,...
July 18, 2013 - 3:43pm
July 11, 2013
Their View: Dayton, DFL think you’re Richie Rich
Once upon a time, democrat legislators and Governor Mark Dayton promised that the rich would be paying more in taxes and that middle and low income Minnesotans would be shielded from the effects of their policies. Now that July has arrived and many of the new tax increases are...
July 11, 2013 - 4:17pm
July 1, 2013
Record tax increase kicks in today; cigarettes skyrocket in price
July 1, 2013 - 4:09pm
May 20, 2013
Minnesota tax bill heads to passage
ST. PAUL — The keystone of Minnesota Democrats’ budget plans, $2 billion in tax increases, was headed for final legislative passage while late Sunday a public works bill remained in doubt as time runs out in the 2013 legislative session. The tax increases are for plugging a...
May 20, 2013 - 2:08pm
April 25, 2013
Minnesota House approves tax plan
ST. PAUL – Minnesota Democrats and Republicans agree on at least one thing: The House tax plan raises a lot of money. “It’s a large increase,...
April 25, 2013 - 11:59am
April 15, 2013
Minnesota Political Notebook: Tax debate divides Dems this session in Minnesota
ST. PAUL - Everyone knew taxes would be a prime discussion point this Minnesota legislative session, but it now appears to be less between Democrats and Republicans than among Democrats who control the House, Senate and governor’s office. The GOP-DFL split is well known: raise taxes...
April 15, 2013 - 10:13am
March 8, 2013
Dayton to drop business sales tax plan
Gov. Mark Dayton heard the complaints and is revising the tax reform proposal he announced six weeks ago. Gone is a business-to-business sales tax that drew most of the ire. He told that to a Chamber of Commerce meeting this morning, but said details about his new plan will come...
March 8, 2013 - 11:08am